Btw what are you guys talking about when you say the 'tall boy'. I can see its a bomb, but what kinda of bomb is it?
That is a biiig bomb...oh not the tall boy.. the Grand Slam! Heh or while on the subject... fat man. I dont think it would be a 'must' for the map intially though. I mean other bombs were dropped as well at the time too. On the other hand, that is a awfully impressive bomb hehe... and to think ppl complain about the 'tiny' little stuka bomb..
Well, you have to think of course if you want a map where the Tirpitz sinks after two or three hits or one where you can drop 30 bombs before you see an effect :)
Well, after reading the article, one Tallboy is enough to cripple the ship, so two should be more than enough to sink it. Modelling and coding a Tallboy that doesn't do the real amount of damage is somehow a waste of time :) But maybe the map will be more fun if only two direct hits are needed.
terminal, check your PMs
Whats going through my mind is special damage versus ships material maps and have a really high damage modifier. I would like to see about reducing the blast radius.
How about the deucthland. That would be a very good ship to add in the game. Also how about a few adjustments to sub? The should go alot faster when they are surfaced then from when there submerged. The only exception during the war to this were the type 21 and 23 subs which more resembled a modern day sub and actaully traveled faster underwater than ontop.
Tallboys are very large armour/concrete penetrating bombs. The lancaster could carry one..no other allied bomber could carry them...until the B29, which could carry 2, 1 under each wing! The Tallboy was small fry though compared with Barnes Wallis' other bomb, the Grandslam, at 22,000 lbs it remains the largest conventional bomb ever dropped in anger. You can see one slung under a Lancaster at RAF Hendon.
MrFancypants Well, after reading the article, one Tallboy is enough to cripple the ship, so two should be more than enough to sink it.
Im surpised one didn't do it!
I'll see if I can find the article, there is a record of a Lancaster dropping one from low altitude on a German merchant vessel.
Further research indicates that the Tirpitz sustained severe damage from 2 x 2000lb X-craft charges placed under forward keel and hits from 25 different Carrier and Lancaster raids before the last Tallboy attack which finished him off.
Tirpitz is laid up in Alten Fjord, Norway
On 09-22-1943 Tirpitz is badly damaged by X-craft attacks and is out of action for 6 months.
On 04-03-1944 Tirpitz is hit by 10 250kg (500lb) bombs and 4 775kg (1,700lb) bombs which inflict very serious damage.
On 09-15-1944 Tirpitz was hit on forecastle (bow) by a Tallboy and made unseaworthy. IIRC the bomb wrenched and twisted the bow and forward keel sections so that the nose of the ship is no longer straight. The ship is considered unrepairable
The Germans consider the Tirpitz useless as a Battleship and he is written off from offensive actions.
Tirpitz is towed to Trondheim Fjord, Norway
Efforts begin to dump gravel and material under the Tirpitz and purposefully beach the ship and use him as a floating barracks.
On 11-12-1944 Tirpitz is hit by 2 Tallboys on Port side amidships, 4 more Tallboys are near misses. Ship capsizes and sinks in about 45 ft of water with loss of 971 crew.
The shockwave of a near miss would be enough to rupture hull plates and break loose machinery. 2 direct hits would ahve been devestating.
ITs pretty imrepssive that its survied a tall boy hit to the bow though. I wonder how many tallboys the yamoto or iowa class could have taken.